OCAT Shanghai is the first non-profit art institution focusing on media art and architectural design, located in the Suzhou Creek area of Zhabei district, Shanghai. OCAT Shanghai aims to become an influential, socially aware and interactive art institution with exhibitions, research, communication, education, publishing and international artist residencies. Artist Zhang Peili is the current executive director of OCAT Shanghai.
As the first branch of OCT Contemporary Art Terminals, OCAT Shanghai was inaugurated on 29 September 2012, since then it has already organized a series of influential exhibitions. OCAT Shanghai is hosted in a four-storied, European style building from the 1930s, which formerly served as the China Industrial Bank Depot. It has 1600 square meters of exhibition space, divided into exhibition hall A and B, retaining the original texture and structure of the building. The new museum of OCAT Shanghai opened its door in 2015 in the OCT Suhe Creek Area, it covers over 8000 square meters.